Well i want to create my dream booting system, and i might aswell find out if Acronis can do it for me. Currently i use -three Raptors in Raid for XP currently (backed up daily) -One Raptor for Vista64 -Storage Drive -Misc Drive What i want todo is have Acronis OS Selector run an boot entirely off partition from the "Misc Drive". So if i were to unplug every drive except the "Misc" it would boot in OSS, and show that for some reason my operating system list is gone. Every time i install OSS to the Active partition *Boot on "Misc", selecting that drive during the install. I reboot and try booting from the "Misc" drive. It can't find ntldr, funny why is it looking for that shouldn't it boot into the manager? I plug the "three raptors" back in and it boots into OSS on that drive. Now some files get put on the "Misc" but not everything. Why is it putting the boot sector on that hard-drive when i tell it not to. Mind this wouldn't bug the normal user. However i want to be able to throw in any hard drive and not worry about having an OS drive plugged in, or being used to boot from. Something that i would like todo in the future would be to transfer the Vista OS to the Raid Array, without worrying that OSS will be affected. I hope this is making sense. Maybe its just not possible :\ doubt it Breakdown: 1.) Raid (OS Highspeed Drives) 2.) Secondary OS Drive 3.) Misc drive (2 partitions *Boot and *Backups) 4.) Storage The goal is to transfer images seamlessly between one and two, without mucking about in Boot Sector hell. Vista Boot Loader is completely on the vista drive, and boot.ini for XP on another independent of eachother. Ok i better stop typing im getting way to redundant. Thanks!